HOLIDAY DIET STRATEGY

ANCHOR POINTE Audio Burst with Skip Orem

 

Transcript Audio Burst HOLIDAY DIET STRATEGY with Skip Orem (This is a computer generated transcript:

SKIP OREM (00:00)

Let’s talk for a few minutes about the challenges we all will face. Trying to maintain a healthy diet during this holiday season that’s just now beginning. In order for you to make it through to the end of the year diet wise, you really need a plan so that you don’t overeat and gain weight because I’ve gotta tell you, I’ve been there. If you gain too much weight over the holidays, it’s just gonna put you into more post holiday stress as you feel the shame. And then have to get started to try to lose those extra pounds that you gained over the holidays. And then the other thing is that if you eat a lot of unhealthy foods, sugars, foods, high and fats and sodium, you might put your immune system at risk and put yourself at risk of getting sick after the holidays. So here we go with the anchor points. Suggested plan to help you not overeat too much during the holiday season.


First though, if you have a specific condition like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, (
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With those situations you, you really don’t have a lot of flexibility with your diet. You know what foods you need to stay away from. So that means with those foods, there really isn’t any flexibility. Stay away from those foods. Your healthcare provider or your research told you that you cannot eat in those situations. You don’t get any vacation or holiday pass cuz remember, you’re fighting a disease. Don’t let up, don’t retreat. Step one in the plan is to not eat at all any of the foods that can kill you. Those foods you are absolutely not allowed to eat because if you think you’re gonna eat just a little take, perhaps just one bite, you’re gonna want more. And then you’re gonna say, what the heck? It’s the holidays. I’ll take care of this after the first of the year. You cannot go there. If you’re fighting a disease like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, these next steps are to control overeating. During the holidays. You know that you shouldn’t be eating them. You know they’re gonna make you gain weight, make you feel bad, send you off of your fitness plan. But you’re asking, it’s the holidays. Is there any kind of leeway here? My recommendation is to stay on your diet, but if you can’t resist temptation because it’s the holidays, I have some modifications.

If you want to vary just a little off of your diet, here’s some ideas I have that have worked for me in the past and they might give you some freedom, but not totally. Send your diet down the drain for every meal. Eat what foods you want, but only half portions. If your fist is the measure of a full portion and i

is, eat only half of a fist. That way you still get a taste without totally going off of your diet. With buffets and potluck, this is a real challenge. Only one trip. And remember only those half portions keep looking at your fist. It helps me with buffets and with potlucks to use a, a salad plate instead of a regular plate for my one trip to the buffet. Those, those salad plates are smaller with alcohol. If you are allowed to drink alcohol, one or two drinks per day, that’s all.

And you need to make a plan for that because it’s so easy to plan and stick to your one or two drinks a day. If you plan when you’re gonna have your drink the next day, is it for some reason gonna be in the afternoon or perhaps a, a happy hour drink or a drink with dinner or after dinner with your one or two drink limits? You can’t drink at all those occasions during the day. And believe me, there are a lot of temptations to do that during the holidays. But based on what you think the next day will be like, look ahead, think about the situations that might call for drinking and then pick just one or two of those situations. Let’s think about sugars and sweets. We need to deal with them the same way that we made a plan for alcohol. Allow yourself one, helping of sweets per day and then plan when you’re going to have those sweets the next day.

And of course, with sweets, nothing larger than one half your fist, that’s a nice little taste with without destroying everything. If you follow those easy few steps, no eating foods that you must avoid because of your condition. Plan your day in advance. Have an eating plan, half portions of everything, only one trip to the buffet or food table. Plan for only one or two drinks per day and plan for only one one half of your fist serving of sweets per day. If you follow those steps, you’re gonna be able to keep your weight gain and your mood under control. You’re gonna gain a pound or two, that little gain of a pound or two or three, that’s okay. Your goal is to not overdo it. You don’t want to get totally off track and lose everything that you’ve worked so hard for. Up to now. Pay attention to what you put on your plate, everybody. And remember the calories in alcohol. And also don’t forget that alcohol may cause you to to pay less attention to how much you’re eating. So think before you drink and during the holidays, try to exercise every day. Now it’s gonna be hard, especially on extra busy days, but it’s so important to exercise every day if you can during the holidays

And you wanna make sure that you’re getting enough rest during the holidays, slow down, breathe and try your best not to get stressed out. There’s consequences for going off the deep end during the holidays. You don’t wanna start January 1st, the new year depressed and in a bad mood. And that everybody is your anchor point plan to not only keep your eating under control, but also to enjoy this wonderful holiday season that’s just now beginning. And then when January one arrives, you’re gonna be ready for your year to get fit already having a headstart